Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Post VBAC recovery

So I know I still haven't posted O's birth story. The problem is its already half written, but saved on a laptop on the other side of the state. Sorry about that. And it will be kinda long (44 hours doncha know;) so I don't want to re-write it.

But I do want to say that this is the first week (1 month has passed) that I feel noticeably better. The second week after giving birth I actually felt worse that right after, but I did move the first week post-birth and moved boxes and such that week so that probably explains that business.

Aside from a few problems that give me grief I am starting to have more energy and don't feel like my insides will fall out after walking around for a few minutes. I am looking forward to walking more soon (and losing the *ahem* 27 pounds of pregnancy weight I need to lose. Fun times. Veggies, fruit, water and lots of protein here I come!

In a few weeks I plan to start posting meals and menus from my weight loss journey but for now I am slowly eating more veggies and trying to cut back my sugar habit. Before pregnancy, sugar was no biggie. During and after-terrible sugar cravings. But I intend to cut way back in the next few months. But for now..pass the dark chocolate m & m's :)


Lisa said...

I will be very interested in your healthy menus, hopefully it will give me some good ideas. I am still up 15 pounds and my baby is 6 months old. Its time to get this weight off!
I am glad you are feeling better, recovering is never any fun.

The Keevy Family said...

Argh to the curse of weight gain in pregnancy! With two pregnancies I've gone up and down quite a bit. It doesn't make me feel any better that my husband has been the same size for 10 years of marriage now! He is built much like your hubby. Nursing helped for me some, but I was still pretty hungry because of it.
I'm looking forward to your menu plans, and I know you are probably looking forward to the normalcy they will bring to your life! :)
So here is the big question: if you did it over again would you still of done the VBAC? Lord willing we have another child we will need to make that decision because my second was a cs. Just curious! :)

Glory said...

Rachael, you know you get a whole six weeks off "work" to recover. Take advantage of it! You'll want to be well for the next couple of moves. Take care. Love you all.

Rachael said...

I would definitely do it again! Of course if we have another child I am hoping for a quicker labor/delivery-but it was so exciting to "give birth" this way. I know its all about the healthy mom/baby in the end, but having a VBAC was worth it to me for a number of reasons- long term recovery reasons mostly. I'll share more when I have a chance in the future. Good question:)

Together We Save said...

Take time to recover. Enjoy that new baby.